Newcastle has landed in the top 10 cities for accommodating vegans in the UK, according to new data.
A study by top rated discount app, and marketing company, Student Beans ranked Newcastle 4th after finding that 25.93% of restaurants were vegan friendly.
When it came to the amount of vegan-friendly options on UberEats, Newcastle was in the lower end of the table, finding that there were just 17 options available.
According to Plant Based News, more than 1.5 million people in the UK are following the diet.
The change comes after studies have shown that cutting out meat and dairy has many health benefits for your body, as well as the plant.
The methodology behind the study by Student Beans was conducted around analysing a range of varying factors. They are as follows:
- Number of restaurants serving vegan food
- % of restaurants in the city that are vegan
- Number of vegan UberEats
- Average cost of vegetables and fruit
- Number of health food stores in each city within a five-mile radius.
To make the study fair, each value was calculated per capita, based on the population.
Newcastle ranked 6th when it came to the city with the most health and supplement shops in the areas.
The average cost for fruit and veg in Newcastle was one of the better prices found in the study, with a basket costing £11.60. This leaves Newcastle with an overall index score of 245.
The city topping the list is Edinburgh with an index score of 274, followed closely by Chester with 263 and Nottingham with 246.
Popular cities like Bristol and London came surprisingly low on the list. With Bristol 15th and London 10th.
Studies have shown that places like Bristol and London’s costly basket spend for fruit and veg is a huge contributing factor to why it’s 10th.
The full table with the top 20 cities can be found here.